Cover your ears, because I am about to scream…………..

It was about time that something made me smile right? 
Smile? Who am I kidding?!?!??
More like SCREAM, GRIN, GIGGLE, and just plain cry for a great reason πŸ˜‰

What is all this fuss about? You ask?
So happy that you want to know, because I can’t wait to share with you and scream some more ;)…

First let me tell you why I needed something to smile about….
For those of you who frequent or don’t frequent my blog, this and last week have been a downward roller coaster of my Grandfather’s health, along with my sanity πŸ˜‰  Of course it has been hard on the entire Family, all 14 of his kids, but since I have been the only one that has been by his bedside since last Monday night, I get bragging rights for loosing my mind this week, lol.  You guessed it, I have not left at all, OK, I did leave once for 1 1/2 hours while I went Downtown to The USO and took a quick shower.  My other shower was 2 days ago, I got permission to leave for 1 hour.  It was the first time I had seen my kids since last week. 
Do I hate living on the couch? YES! 
Am I exhausted from ONLY sleeping 3-4 hours out of every 24 hour period? YES!
Have I recovered from the first 45 hours of Trauma with absolutely no sleep or food for myself? NO!
Would I rather go home and leave my Grandfather alone in a cold lonely hospital? NO!!!!!!!
Not even a second thought about that last answer.  This is the Man that has helped raise me since my Father died when I was 4 yrs old. 
So needless to say, I was just waiting for ANY good news and boy did I get them!!!

The first form of good news was in an e-mail. 
The best e-mail I had gotten in a long time.  What it said as a whole is still a blur to me, (I credit the lifestyle I have led this last week, (giggles) ),  with a blurry mind, I remember reading:

Congratulations, you were among the 10 chosen finalists!

I was so happy and surprised, that I screamed with joy; and yes, I did wake up my grandpa because I read the e-mail while sitting on my couch, next to his bed πŸ˜‰

What do you mean finalist for what?
Oh, I guess in my excitement I forgot to announce what I am a Finalist for right? 
Only for the most awesome contest ever!!!…

I entered The Sony Style X10 Blogger Contest. 
The entrants had to submit a 200 word post why they thought they would be a great blogger for Sony and Sony Ericsson.

Did I ever think I had any chance at all? Absolutely not!!!
I think I also told myself something along the lines of:
“you are so dumb for entering this contest, what are you thinking? You win a Blogger contest? Girl please, who are you kidding!?!??!?”

I had even gotten the contest out of my mind, never kept a bookmark in my brain for the day the finalists were going to be announced. 
WHOAH!!! was I surprised πŸ˜‰

I am a Finalist for the Sony Style X10 Blogger Contest!!!!!!
Only 10 Finalists chosen πŸ˜‰
C’mon, you know you want to scream with me!!!!!!!

Two days after sending in the required documents, I received the FIRST prize at my door.  Logically I wasn’t home to see it, but my husband got the package and called me.  I gave him permission to open it and then I heard:

“WOW I am SO jealous!!”  You got a Sony X10 in the mail?!?! It’s not even out yet!!!”
(let me tell you, that having my hubby be jealous of me is priceless!!!)  πŸ˜‰

You have got to be kidding me, really?  I guess now that I think back, somewhere after telling me that I was a Finalist, it said that I had won a Sony Ericsson X10 phone.
Have you seen this baby?!?  It is absolutely gorgeous!!!
In my humble opinion, it’s the best phone NOT out there (giggles)
  iwhat? (evil grin)
Look at the beauty…

The pictures do it no justice, let me tell you.  It’s not just the looks either, the features of this phone make me giggle like a little girl πŸ˜‰

I never imagined that I would have even the slightest chance of being a Finalist!  That’s the truth.  Me, a blogger chosen by Sony? Yeah right!!!
Not me… or so I thought!!! πŸ˜‰
Go ahead, go to the Contest page, be shocked for me πŸ˜‰ 

I told my Grandpa about the contest, the prizes and the Grand Prize, he smiled πŸ˜‰  That was such a huge reaction for him. 
I will definitely be blogging more about the details and other prizes, stay tuned, and if you think I deserve to be here, show me some love and help spread the word for me πŸ˜‰
The Sony Style X10 Blogger Contest

Did you really think I was going to let you go without giving you the specs of the most awesome phone I have EVER laid in my hands?!?!?!

Awesome Memory: Phone memory 1GB microSD up to 16GB, 8GB included

The entire phone ONLY weighs 4.8 ounces!!!

If I tell you about all the awesome specs this post will never finish,lol.  I will be back and dedicate an entire post for that.
I am so happy!!! 
I hope that you are happy for me πŸ˜‰
I know my Grandfather is happy for me, and happy for what the contest means to me, I saw it in his smile πŸ˜‰
“Sony provided me with a free Sony Ericsson X10 phone and a PSPgoFIFA Soccer 10 game in connection with my participation in the Sony Ericsson/Sony Style X10 Blogger Contest, which requires me to blog about Sony and/or Sony Ericsson Products.”